A continuation of CKUW's morning radio show 'Better Than Chocolate' (voted People's Choice for Favourite Spoken Word Show in 2008) in which you'll find news about Winnipeg events.
Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!
January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 5, April 2, 16 and 30
Yoga with a Jewish Twist with Patricia Kovnats, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Each class will include gentle movement (yoga) and meditation linked to Jewish teachings and will end with a guided relaxation.
All 13+ are welcome – all levels of ability. No experience necessary.
Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely and bring a yoga mat, if you have one. After class we welcome you to attend the service followed by Kiddush at 11:30 and Torah Study at 12:45 PM.
January 12, 7:00 pm
Sisterhood Book Club - The Secret Book of Gracia Dei Rossi by Jacquelin Park
led by Toni Berenhaut and Margaret Kellerman McCulloch
January 19, 7:00 pm
Sisterhood Event - "Doesn't It Make You Proud..."
All women and girls are invited! Come for an evening celebrating what we do. We will share how Jewish women are involved with social action. Bring pictures and mementos to share.
January 20 to March 23 at 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Bubbies, Zaidies and Babies with Leslie Emery
Ages 18 months to 3 years
January 21 to March 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bubbie and Me and Zaidie Makes 3 with Leslie Emery
Ages 3 years and up
Enjoy quality time with your grandchild. We do simple crafts, read stories, play, celebrate and learn about Torah and the Jewish holidays. We welcome parents to join us as well!
Up to six teams will have a chance to win over the audience and woo our panel of expert judges as they Slam on ethical questions ranging from current issues, hypothetical situations, and mind-bending thought experiments.
January 14 - March 24, 7 PM - 9 PM
(No session on February 18)
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum
494 avenue Taché, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2
Beadwork at Le Musée – Winter 2016 Session
Mentor: Miss Julie Desrochers
Special Guests: Jennine Krauchi, Jocelyne Pambrun, Evonne Bernier
Register with a friend - you will each receive $10 off your fees
For ages 16 and up.
Have you ever wanted to learn Métis beadwork?
Would you like to start and finish a beautiful beaded leather bag?
Or maybe a pair of beaded moccasins?
Set-up starts at 6 pm for those who are so inclined.
January 14 – February 20
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
An accessible location. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ashley Gillanders: Methods of Preservation
Public reception: January 14, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Artist’s talk: February 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2M70
Gillanders’ first solo show and it signals a departure from her preceding photographic work. While her earlier pieces were presented in a traditional format – as prints hung flat against walls – this is a series of photographic sculptures enclosed by Plexiglas covers and perched on pedestals or shelves.
January 15, Doors 8 / Show 9 PM - 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10 - The Park Theatre, Music Trader, from the comedians and online
Winnipeg Comedy Showcase
We’ve had another year of all-sold out shows, some returning guests, and lots of new faces. Come help us celebrate!
We have Paul Rabliauskas, Ben Walker, Jessica Seburn, Mike Green, Adam Schwartz, Dan Glasswick.
This is no open mic, there are no amateurs here. Only the best. Hosted By Jared Story.
Named after the first published female, Sappho Zine is a non-profit collective of Winnipeg folks and local contributors. We hope to encourage the building of strong community through creativity, expression, and independent literature!
January 9, 9 PM
Tickets are $8, Doors at 9, Bands ~10
Noire, Ossific, Cell, Hoarfrost
Tyler (founder of Carlstock) and I have been wanting to throw together a night of local black metal for quite some time now.
January 2, doors: 10:00 pm / show: 11:00 pm
The Knndy330, Kennedy St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3b 3a4
Sets: rené -11:00 PM - 11:20 PM
3 Peat - 11:40 PM - 12:20 AM
12:45 AM - 1:30 AM
DJ SETS BY: Young zaire, Watgsteve, & Anthony Carvahlo
January 5, 8 PM
Jekyll and Hyde's Freehouse, 437 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Women's Open mic Comedy
We're back for round 2! Come enjoy some drinks and some laughs with us!!
January 5 to March 22 (12 weeks), from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
$245 + GST
Contact Sean Fisher, phone 204-784-8888 ext. 223 / email
Women’s Hockey Fundamentals, open to women over 16 of any skill level.
Full hockey gear is mandatory.
The session teaches the foundations of skating and handling the puck, allowing participants to learn the basics, improve skills, and correct technique. Players develop stride, balance and agility accompanied with passing, stickhandling and shooting.
Canlan Ice Sports runs skating and hockey academies for children, youth and adults at all skill levels, from basic learn-to-skate programs, to advanced hockey skills.
January 8, Doors @ 8:00 / Bands @ 9:00
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$12 at the door / $10 at The Park, Green Apple Skateshop, and Quest Musique
January 9 10 am - 7 pm / No bookings between 2 pm and 4 pm
Panache Management, 106-897 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0W7
Physically Speaking is holding auditions for 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Weirder Thou Art is a Bouffon style play, high paced and physical. The bouffon retell their story of MacBeth! - 3 male performers to play female bouffon characters. Physical Theatre, Improv, Grotesque, plus a understanding of parody an asset. The characters aren't drag. - William Shakespeare - Male Actor who has the ability to improv. - Stage Manager - tech and set savvy.
International Year of Pulses to raise awareness and consumption of nutritious pulse crops. Sample delicious foods. The UN sees pulses as key in eradicating hunger and addressing chronic health conditions. Contact Glen at email@example.com or 204-730-3030.
January 6, 7:00 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg - Readings from Eileen Bell, David Fortier, and more.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade is one of Canada’s most respected financial writers and has authored several bestselling books, including Debt-Free Forever. She is a columnist for Metro.
January 11, 7:00 pm
Composer Sid Robinovitch joins MCO guest conductor Alain Trudel to discuss the pieces that will be played at the Tuesday January 12 MCO concert. The performance will include a brand new concerto composed by Robinovitch.
January 14, 7:00 pm
Dr. John Wortley Palladius of Aspuna: The Lausiac History
January 19, 7:30 pm
Meet the Composer, featuring a presentation from Matthew Patton.
January 20, 7:00 pm
The Uof M Café Scientifique: “Gut Instinct: The science behind the brain-gut connection”
Artists Call for Proposals - Art at the Zedek, a new project that welcomes modern artists to share artwork that demonstrates their connection to Jewish life, culture, identity or heritage. Selections will be displayed at the shul in small exhibition spaces.
Shaarey Zedek has a history of arts leadership, beginning with its fabulous, mid-century modern design, Leo Mol stained glass windows, contemporary menorah by Secter Associates, glass relief work in the foyer by Warren Carther, and more.
You must be a local artist or have ties to the community
You do not need to be a member of Shaarey Zedek
You must be a professional or a student in the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Theatre Design, Fashion, Crafts
Original artwork only
Include a three line bio & 100 to 150 word description of how the work relates to Jewish life, culture, identity or heritage
A digital image of the work for publication (300+ dpi)
Title, date, media and dimensions of the work
Jan 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm to Jan 3, 2016 at 2:00 am
Club 200, 190 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba Tickets Available
Join DJ Wizzard & friends for Leather, Bears, & Lace - Glow Party Edition, an all gender inclusive event where we as a community can enjoy, celebrate and brag our kinkiness in a safe environment. The hanky code will be in full effect!
Get your glow on and wear white to be as bright as can be!
Dance till the late hours with DJ Wizzard, Dj Danthrax, & Dj Zeo.
Dragons' Lair will be on-site selling everything you need to satisfy your kinky needs.
Doors open at 4 PM, happy hour 5 PM - 7 PM (domestic beer & bar shots for $3)
The kitchen will be open from 4 PM to 8 PM with a full menu & 50¢ wings on special.
Live entertainment from 6 PM to 8 PM with a meat draw at approximately 7 PM.
Kinky Bingo from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM with prizes provided by Smitten Osbourne.
Bingo cards are $1 each.
Club 200 has VLTs, a full service restaurant and a dance floor featuring Winnipeg's best club music. Club 200 is a gay owned & operated club. Come down for the fun!
Greendell Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 2P3
January 3, 1:00 pm
Bonivital Pitching Clinic
Bonivital Softball Association is proud to announce exclusive windmill pitching lessons for any member of a Bonivital club or age groups U10-U18 “B”.
Cost per pitcher is $112.50. Each pitcher must bring proper attire including inside shoes, duck tape, glove and a catcher (parent, teammate, etc.), per session.
Lessons with a maximum 5-1 ratio of kids to clinicians.
The lessons will be structured for each group including warm-ups, warm-downs, basic and advanced drills, reps, individual assistance and an individual progress report.
January 3, 1:00 pm
Bonivital Softball Hitting Clinic
Bonivital Softball Association is proud to announce exclusive hitting lessons for any member of a Bonivital club for the upcoming season for age groups U12-U18.
Cost per batter is $100.00. Each batter must bring proper attire including inside shoes, bat, helmet, and batting gloves per session.
Lessons will also have individual hitting in a batting cage.
Studios and the auxiliary gallery will be open. Purchase art and support local.
View open studios and the auxiliary gallery (Main gallery will be closed).
Opening Reception: December 10, 7 - 10 pm
Additional Hours: Dec 11 to Dec 22, Tues-Fri, 12-6; Sat, 12-5pm
Better than Yesterday by Becca Heide, is a study in improvement; the pieces are all related to the quest to improve yourself or the things around you.
Opening Reception: January 8, 7 - 10 pm
Additional Hours: January 9 to January 19 (4 pm)
Tuesday – Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12 - 5 pm
“99 Pieces of Art on the Wall” Art Exhibition & Sale
Talented artists in a variety of different styles: acrylics, mixed media, drawings, photography, watercolour, ceramics and sculpture. The pieces range from 8”x10” to 20”x20”. Once a piece is sold, it is packed up and given to the buyer.
So if you see something you like, act fast, because it may not be there long!
Priced $35 – $199. The gallery accepts cash, cheques and credit card
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
December 17, 10 PM
Cover // $5
We're making live music videos, and we want YOU in them!
Local postrock loop champ performing for the first time since 2012.
Times Changed, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A9
December 18, 9 PM
Put on your Xmas sweaters and come down to Winnipeg’s only Honky Tonk for a night of Christmas and winter classics done in your favourite Country Music stylings!
Featuring: Micah Erenberg Music, Kevin Roy, Kayla Luky, Quinton Blair, Jamie Buckboro (The Honeysliders), Matthew Sabourin (The Craig & Ash Band), Frannie Klein AND a Special Annual Appearance from Cal Austin Jr.
All backed by Winnipeg's very own: The Roasted Chestnuts
Ashley Au, Casimir Gruwel, Daniel John David, Jordan Bissonnette
Matt Filopoulos, Dick Demosaic, Tony Pizzi
December 21, 8:30 PM
$10 at the door
The New Lightweights are proud to release their third EP 'Munson Park’.
Please join us for food, drinks, feelings and a wonderful evening of music!
It is a collection of four new original tunes. Our dear friend Paul Yee enginereed, played bass and mixed the recordings, and will be joining us on stage.
Mitchell Schimnowski will be opening the show. Mitch's recent release 'The Spark' was produced by our own Ariel Posen.
December 31, 9 PM
$20. Tickets on sale at the club now!
JD Edwards Band - New Year's Eve
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
December 19, Doors @ 9:00 | Show @ 10:00
$10 | 18+
Real Love Winnipeg's 3 Year Anniversary Party and concert!
We will be releasing our annual compilation album, BEACH STATION BLUES IV, giving out FREE CUPCAKES, and partying with our favourite bands who have been with RLW from the start! It is also Gil and Adam's Birthdays!
FEATURING LIVE ACTS FROM...
Living Hour (ever enchanting dream pop)
Animal Teeth (moody 90's indie pop)
Slow Spirit (experimental emotional power)
MoonMuseum (hazed out from edmonton)
December 26, Doors @ 9:00 | Music @ 10:00
$15 at Music Trader, The Good Will - Social Club and ticketfly.com
A rock n' roll Boxing Day party featuring The Revival!
Past and present. Band and audience. Instruments and electronics. It’s in the fusion of these seemingly opposing entities that Winnipeg rock outfit The Revival truly thrives.
w/ guests Moon Tan & The Heights (members of The Afterparty and None The Wiser)
December 19 & 20, December 26 (Boxing Day) & 27, January 2 & 3
The AVR will be open for afternoon rides, weather permitting.
Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00
Tickets: 1 ride – $2, 12 ride pass – $20 (good for any AVR Public Event)
2 & under ride free (All minors must be accompanied by an adult)
The Assiniboine Valley Railway is a club of 1:8 scale rail enthusiasts. The club was founded in 1995. Activities include laying track, shovelling gravel, building cars, maintaining locomotives, constructing buildings, operating / switching trains, giving public rides chasing deer, and eating hamburgers. We are always ready to welcome new members.
Come ride “The Route Of The Hazel Nuts”.
December 27, 7 PM / BANDS 8:00 PM - 12 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10 ADVANCE / $12 AT THE DOOR
Ticket dealers: Austin Boulton, George Penner, Sarah Carr
Orange Hat Entertainment & the Unity Zine community
are pleased to present The Unity Zine Release Show!
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art's Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP) 2014-15 Showcase you didn't tell me, so i thought it was okay.
Continues until December 30, 2015
Featuring the work of Alison Davis, Wendy Seversen, shimby and Katrina Stock
December 12 and 19, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Red Cedar Gifts, 161 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T3
Red Cedar Gifts is happy to invite you to our Christmas Open House.
We offer all you need for your holiday shopping.
Red Cedar Gifts will be showcasing various Aboriginal artists as well as Aboriginal Bath & Body lines Sequoia and Mother Earth Essentials.
Pendleton Woollen Mills to suit your every gifting need. Blankets, Spa Towels, Mugs and more!
Support local Aboriginal business and artists this holiday season.
Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 12, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We're gathering to kick off the 13 Fires Conversation Series!
Help the community celebrate Our Summit, hear the recommendations, and plan the 12 Fires for 2016. Working Agenda:
- Welcome and Opening Ceremonies & Remarks
- Welcoming Activity
- Our Summit Report and Recommendations
- Group Planning for 13 Fires (topics, schedule, invitations, and assessment)
- Family Dinner
13 Fires is an opportunity for different communities to work towards racial inclusion. We want to build relationships across communities, share our experiences and work, and collaborate on actions that challenge racism. Each month in 2016 will feature a different topic. We welcome participation from all communities and all sectors.
December 21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to attend!
Winter Solstice Gathering with Clan Teachings
Come and join us as we celebrate!
We will be joined by elders, who will share some clan teachings, a feast, and a round dance!
We ask that people bring a gift to give each other at the round dance!
December 31, 7:00 pm; Feast 8 pm - 1:00 am
New Year's Eve Round dance Social + Sweat Lodge!
David Budd will be hosting the Sweat starting at 9 pm!
Open Mic Jamming and Hand Drums
December 13, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canad Inns Club Regent, 1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2
$2 admission, half donated to CancerCare / 12 and under admitted FREE!
Elevators, ATM, FREE unlimited parking!
The Last Chance Christmas Craft Sale!
2 floors, over 100 crafters!
Quality Handmade Unique
Focus and priority remains on local handmade items.
December 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinematheque Theatre, 100 Arthur Street
Reception to follow in the gallery.
Open to the public and free to all.
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts presents a lecture by David S. Churchill, Professor of History at the University of Manitoba, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Blue Shift by Jonah Groeneboer.
Homophile Representation and its Discontents: Visual culture and queer bodies in North American and Europe in the mid-20th Century
Homosexual activists of the 50s and 60s endeavoured to secure civic and human rights for homosexuals as citizens through political advocacy.
This talk will explore the visual culture of homophiles, the images, photography, and illustrations published in homophile magazines, as well works of art celebrated by homophile authors and activists.
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
December 16, Doors open 7:15 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm
$20 at door / $15 in advance online
The Sturgeons have been working on new songs for a new album.
With special guest Kayla Luky & Ian MacIntosh.
We have albums just in time for Christmas, also great handmade merchandise.
December 20, 7:00 pm
$10 bought at the Park Theatre or online
Pure Cheese Presents: Xmas Movie Battle Die Hard vs Gremlins
YOU decide which movie plays first and which is the late feature!
Every drink you buy gets you a one ticket to vote with.
Come early for boardgames or just to watch your hosts Michael Green and Jordan Welwood break down each film in their Pure Cheese Pre-show, with video sketches and prize giveways to keep you entertained.
December 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader or online
The Park Theatre proudly presents Aisha Alfa as she records her debut comedy album!
She will be joined by some very special guests.
Aisha is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job from Rumors Comedy Club, was a finalist for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, was chosen as one of the first Toronto Bob Curry Fellowship recipients from Second City and was regional finalists for SiriusXM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic.
December 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 at the door / $10 at Music Trader, The Park Theatre or online
Join H.U.N.K.S. as they bring their first year to a close.
They are thrilled to be joined by very special guests CRUMBS!
H.U.N.K.S. is Tim Gray, Quinn Greene, Sam McLean, Matt Nightingale, Dana Smith, directed by Rory Fallis. They have performed five shows at The Park Theatre; seven shows at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival; hosted a sold out, headlining show in the inaugural Oddblock Comedy Block Party and received a Five Star review from the Winnipeg Free Press.
CRUMBS Stephen Sim and Lee White have been performing together since 1992. They started touring Canada in 1998, and in 2001 were invited to the very first Berlin International Improv Festival.
January 3, Doors open at 7 / Show starts at 8
Tickets are $15 - Message Peachy Keen Productions to reserve tickets
Peachy Keen Productions presents A Bizarro Cabaret hosted by Janis and Jujube!
The five-star Fringe hit 'Bizarro Obscure' is kicking off our year with a fundraising gala.
MOVEMENT ~ MUSIC ~ COMEDY ~ DANCE
Featuring such esteemed guests as
Outside Joke, Lara Rae, Tin Can Bandits, Paper Machetes
Fraz Wiest, Johannah Burdon, Justin Otto, AND MORE
Dec 18 at 10:30am to Dec 19 at 6:00pm
Aboriginal Designers Cooperative, 865 Main Street, Winnipeg MB (Neechi Commons)
Aboriginal Designers Marketing Cooperative Ltd is hosting our First Christmas Open House.
Please join us in celebration.
Purchase a unique gift or two or more for those special people in your life, or for yourself!
Buy local and be part of helping Aboriginal businesses and artists this holiday season.
EVERYONE is Welcome!
December 18, 8:00 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3 Tickets $15 / $12 for students, arts workers
Outside Joke, with CRUMBS, are raising a cup of kindness once again to put you in the mood for the holidays with The Secret Santa Improv Show!
A live 'Secret Santa' gift exchange will inspire the stories, with a special stocking-stuffer of an opening set from Rumble Pak!
December 18, 9:30 pm
Woodbine Hotel, 466 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B6
The Billy Joe Greenband perform their Blues, Boogie & Hard Twang to be recorded live.
We want to record all the hard work Drummer Donovan 'Bam Bam' Bruyere, and Bassists Mucha Bee, Kerry Hannah, Wally Ranville and I, Billy Joe 'Jim Bob' Green on the Psycho~billy Guitar have pieced together over the years.
Please bring an unwrapped toy or a tin for the bin.
December 28, doors at 7:30 PM, SINGING at 8 PM
Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway
YOU are going to live out your dreams. Come join us at our holiday hangover bonanza and live out your greatest musical theatre fantasy!